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Fridays from the Frontline: Anticipation, Excitement, and Heartbreak

excitementWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from business school applicants and students. This week, some applicants are beginning to receive admissions decisions, while others have just finished their interviews and are eagerly waiting for news. Current business school students are excited to discuss the opportunities they’re encountering in business school.

Among current applicants, Ellie from Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves just received word that she was admitted early decision to Fuqua! Unfortunately, Pullingthatmbatrigger received word that she had been dinged from Fuqua after interviewing at the school—she’s still waiting to hear back from Yale SOM.

Continue reading…

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Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

It’s time to trick or treat in this week’s Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the top “tweets” from MBA programs on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.

Students and Rich Lyons, the Dean of the Haas School of Business, witnessed baseball history together, as Bumgarner pitched the San Francisco Giants to victory in this year’s World Series. Round 1 interview invitations for Michigan / Ross rolled out last week and the Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Michigan / Ross, Diana Economy shared a recent blog post about this stage. The Dean of the Northwestern / Kellogg School of Management, Sally Blount, enjoyed her visit to Mexico City to tour, hike and socialize with alumni.Amidst his heavy reading, the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Bob Bruner, plugged a few articles on success and happiness. Continue reading…

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Dean’s Speaker Series Draws Janet Napolitano, Biz Stone to UC Berkeley’s Haas School

janet napolitanoTwo big names will visit the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley next week to address MBA students as part of the school’s Dean’s Speaker Series. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and the former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, will share leadership lessons on November 4th, and Biz Stone, co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries and co-founder of Twitter, will talk about his experiences on November 6th.

Speaking on Election Day, Napolitano is scheduled to answer questions about the political climate in both California and the nation as a whole. She will also address the challenge of getting more young people involved in politics and public service, as well as her own leadership approach, her experiences as a female in leadership and more. Continue reading…

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches New International Policy and Business Dual-Degree Program

stanfordThe Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has partnered with the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences to offer a new dual MA/MBA program for students who wish to study international policy and business, the schools announced this week. Interested candidates may apply to the new program beginning this fall.

Students who complete the three-year program will be awarded two degrees, an MBA from Stanford GSB and an MA from the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. Continue reading…

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What Frightens You Most About the MBA Admissions Process?

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ESADE to Launch Dual MBA Program with Beijing’s Guanghua School of Management

esade_guanghuaLeading European business school ESADE has signed a new partnership with China’s Guanghua School of Management to offer a two-year dual MBA program beginning next fall, the school announced today. Participants will spend the first year of the new program studying on ESADE’s Barcelona campus and the second taking classes at Guanghua’s Peking University campus in Beijing.

The two institutions have been collaborating on academic projects for several years, including exchange programs for undergraduate and MBA students, international training programs for MSc students and a jointly organized conference featuring faculty from both schools.

The new dual program “confirms ESADE’s commitment to internationalization” and will help strengthen its programs for “executives who aspire to lead the global economy,” ESADE Director General Dr. Eugenia Bieto said in a statement. The institutions share similar program portfolios, similar faculty size and a commitment to innovation, he added. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: Experiential Learning at Tuck

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday, where we explore the special programs and opportunities that differentiate the leading business schools.  Today we’re featuring an except from the Clear Admit School Guide to Dartmouth Tuck School of Business about the school’s experiential learning opportunities.

“All Tuck students have an opportunity to gain hands-on ex­perience in business through the required First-Year Project, through which teams of students complete a consulting proj­ect for a business or nonprofit organization. Some students choose to pursue this type of learning in more depth, taking advantage of Tuck’s second-year experiential learning programs. Continue reading…

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Duke Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early action / Alumnus / Off-campus

interviewI just finished my interview with an alum and it was exactly what I expected it to be… no curve balls. The interview lasted about 40-45 minutes and it was a friendly chat. I guess he had a list of questions on him that he needed to ask, but the conversation flowed organically. Here’s a bunch of questions that were asked:

- Tell me about yourself
- Tell me about your current role at work
- Why MBA
- Why Duke
- Tell me about some constructive feedback that you received
- Tell me about the time you showed your leadership skills (in and out of work)
- What do you think makes a team successful
- What is your role in a team
- What kind of a leader are you
- What are your career plans 
- What makes you think this is the right time for an MBA

Overall, a nice friendly chat with a chilled out vibe. No curve balls and no unexpected questions.

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

My CBS interview was very fast, in total it lasted around 40 minutes. I interviewed with a CBS alum here in Mexico. The interview was conducted in English. The first ~10 minutes I walked her through my resumé while she asked questions. Then she asked me “Why an MBA?” and “Why Columbia?”. Those were basically her questions. She also asked me what other universities I applied to. After that, she asked me if I had any questions for her and we spent around 20 minutes discussing and talking about her experience.



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IMD, Tuck School of Business Launch Joint Executive Education Program in Leadership

IMDSwitzerland’s IMD and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth earlier this month announced a new collaboration designed to help global organizations develop leadership skills among their management. The Transition to Business Leadership (TBL) executive education program, launched earlier this year by IMD, will be offered in two modules alternating between the two schools, beginning in spring 2015.

The program is designed to help prepare experienced functional managers at leading global organizations develop necessary skills and expertise to shift into business leadership positions. Participating executives will examine the challenges and pitfalls that go hand in hand with transitioning into a leadership role. Continue reading…

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